Chiste asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 1 decade ago

When was "A brook in the city" by robert frost written.?

Just as the title states. What year was that poem written.


I know it was published in 1923, but is that when it was written?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    A Brook in the City

    by Robert Frost

    The firm house lingers, though averse to square

    With the new city street it has to wear A number in.

    But what about the brook

    That held the house as in an elbow-crook?

    I ask as one who knew the brook, its strength

    And impulse, having dipped a finger length

    And made it leap my knuckle, having tossed

    A flower to try its currents where they crossed.

    The meadow grass could be cemented down

    From growing under pavements of a town;

    The apple trees be sent to hearth-stone flame.

    Is water wood to serve a brook the same?

    How else dispose of an immortal force

    No longer needed? Staunch it at its source

    With cinder loads dumped down? The brook was thrown

    Deep in a sewer dungeon under stone

    In fetid darkness still to live and run -

    And all for nothing it had ever done

    Except forget to go in fear perhaps.

    No one would know except for ancient maps

    That such a brook ran water. But I wonder

    If from its being kept forever under

    The thoughts may not have risen that so keep

    This new-built city from both work and sleep.

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  • 1 decade ago


    Apparently, from where I got this, it was published and written in that year.

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